2023 Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with special guest Terri Givens

Terri Givens.

Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides, addresses the global problems of hatred and xenophobia through a focused program of teaching empathy.  She offers a revolutionary approach to ending racism—moving beyond an understanding of others’ lives and pain to recognize the origins of our own biases, including internalized oppression.

The Center for Higher Education Leadership and Brighter Professional Development founder, Givens, is currently a Professor of Political Science at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. A sought-after speaker, she uses her platform to encourage personal growth through empathy. She is also the author or coauthor of several scholarly works on racism and immigration, including The Roots of Racism: The Politics of White Supremacy in the US and Europe (2022), Immigration in the 21st Century (2020), Legislating Equality (2014), and Immigration Policy and Security (2008).

The 2023 Annual MLK Celebration will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

This event is free and open to the public.  Register to attend.

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Association, and Honors College in collaboration with the NYS Writers Institute.